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Jensen JTA-230 Troubleshooting

The Jensen 3 Speed Stereo Turntable with Built-In Speakers and Speed Adjustment. The model number is JTA-230.

Audio is Distorted

Sound is choppy or unclear

Volume is set too high

When the volume is set to high the speakers reach their maximum capacity causing distortion to the sound. In order to resolve the issue, simply turn down the volume control knob to a level where the sound is coming out loud yet clear.

Tone Knob set too High/Low

When the tone is set too high or too low the pitch and quality of the sound will be distorted. In order to fix this, play with the tone knob to find the best setting.

Faulty Tone Arm

The Tone Arm is composed of a cartridge and a stylus that touch the record to create the sounds. A broken cartridge or stylus will cause the record to skip beats, scratch the records, and ultimately distort the sound. Making sure the pieces are intact, then Dissemblance and replacing of the pieces will fix the distorted audio issue.

Won't play record

Audio is not complying with record used

Turntable Wont Spin

If the turntable won't spin, parts are probably broken within the record player. In order to fix this problem, disassemble the record player and identify the broken or damaged piece of the record player. Remove the broken piece and replace it with a new one. Doing this will allow the turntable to spin again.

Stylus is broken

The stylus reads grooves in a vinyl record, and by doing so converts vibrations into electrical signals which can be converted into sound. If the stylus is broken, the record will not be played. In order to fix this, the pieces that make up the stylus will have to be replaced. Doing this will fix the problem.

Failure to turn on

Stereo Turntable wont power on

Power cord is broken

If the power cord is broken, the record will not be able to turn on even when plugged in. To fix this, simply replace the power cord, by buying a cord that fits the port on the record player. Doing this will fix the problem, and allow the device to function properly.

Battery Broken (in device)

If the battery is broken, it needs to be properly removed and replaced. When getting, the battery make sure it is compatible with the JTA-230 model. Doing this will fix the problems with the device not turning on.

Controls not responding

Some buttons not working/responding on device

Faulty Wire

If there is a loose wire, the device needs to be taken apart. Attempt to re-position the wire so the connection is good again. If it is just loose, re-positioning it should fix the issue. If this doesn't work, the wire is faulty. The wire will need to be removed and replaced with a new wire so the connection will allow a function device.

Knobs are broken/stuck/missing

If the knobs are broken/stuck/missing then they need to be replaced. Dissemblance and replacing the broken/missing knobs will fix the issue.

Won't stop playing

Device wont power down

Power button broken

If the power button is broken, it will need to be replaced. In order to do this, disassemble the record player, remove the broken button and replace it.

Power button stuck

If the power button is stuck, the device won't be easily turned on or off. To fix this problem, the power button should be removed and examined for any possible debris that are causing it to become stuck. If the power button can't be unstuck, then replacing it with a new piece should fix the issue.


my jensen 220 vinyl record player is playing sound in the right speaker only? what can be the cause?

harshyney - Reply

I can hear record playing from the surface.

But not through speakers

Delonne Hamm. - Reply

It will play one side of the record without issue but when I flip the record, after a few songs, it starts to slow down, then speed back up then slow, then speed back up etc. Doesn’t matter which record I play, it did the same thing to all the records

Julia Morcom - Reply

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